SAN FRANCISCO--Starting on June 23, CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman hit the U.S. Northeast for several weeks of driving and searching for the best stories he could find in the region. Over the course of 5,266 miles of driving--in a review Porsche Panamera, no less--Terdiman covered just about every imaginable base, from NASA to airplanes to Navy aircraft carriers and nuclear submarines to great architecture to crayon production to the making of $100 bills, quarters, and Harley-Davidson motorcycles, and much, much more.
After all those weeks and all that driving, the trip has finally come to an end. But here's one more chance to see the breadth of what the East Coast has to offer--even in the sweltering humidity of summer.
On this page and those that follow are images from each of Terdiman's Road Trip 2010 stops. You can click the included links to see each full piece.
A submarine school student at the Naval Submarine Base New London--in Groton, Connecticut-- gets the "OK" symbol, signifying that he's cleared for a quick ascent to the top of this tank, where submariners learn how to execute an emergency exit.
After a quick cross-country flight to return home for a few days, Terdiman flew back east to attend the Celebration V convention--a huge, global "Star Wars" fan fest, in Orlando, Fla. Among the treats there was an exhibition of dozens of custom-painted and designed Stormtrooper helmets.